Welcome to Unit 5: Ecotourism

Tourists in A Fragile Land

  • Warm Up Activity:
Watch the video for a taste of exquisite Antarctica.

Video: Antarctica, 2007, by dhgpj Channel (Use http://www.zamzar.com to download & save the video on your computer; please respect copyright license to give credits to the video creator).

  • Activity (1) - Vocabulary
Click on each of the two images below to see the new vocabulary words included in the Unit, Ecotourism
Wordle: English090 Quiz 4 Vocabulary

Wordle: English 090 - Unit 5: R1: Tourists In A Fragile Land

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Wordle: Antarctica

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  • Go to http://www.wordnik.com/lists/unit-5--ecotourism to see the list of new words.

  • Click on each word to listen to how it is pronounced.

  • Add your comment on any of the words in the list.

  • Your comment can be:

      1. a definition of the word you selected,

      2. or a sentence using that word,

      3. or a synonym of the word.

Activity (2) - Reading

  1. Go to http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/science/ozhole.htm to read in order to learn more about Antarctic Ozone Hole
  2. What do you know about Antarctica?

Activity (3) - Thinking, Writing / Speaking, & Fun

  • Kuwait can be a beautiful tourist country if the government seriously consider creating major tourism projects beautiful places, like the islands of Faylaka and Kubar that can attract tourists from all over the world.
  1. Do you agree or disagree with the above argument? Why? Why not?
  2. Think of creative tourism projects that the government should consider to make Kuwait one of the best tourist countries in the Gulf Region.(Think about such projects with your team).
  3. Use your smart phone (Blackberry / iPhone) to search for pictures of beautiful tourism projects you want the government to create similar ones in Kuwait. Use the keyword: tourism projects to look for images through Google images.
  4. Use http://www.fotobabble.com/ App on your smart phone to upload the project image preferred, and finally record your comment, stating why you need the government to create a similar project in Kuwait.
  5. OR: Use your Flickr page or Fotobabble.com to publish the pictures with your comments on each image. Use the grammar topics of Ch. 8 and Ch.11 in Azar's English Grammar.
  6. Be creative and have fun :)

Activity (4) - Practice Grammar

A. Connecting Ideas (Ch.8)
  1. Examples of sentences with connected ideas http://www.kouline.com/englishgrammar/ESL-53P8.html
  2. Download the worksheet from AzarGrammar.com to practice using And, But & Or
  3. Download the worksheet from AzarGrammar.com to do the Review of “Either” and “Neither”
  4. Download the worksheet from AzarGrammar.com to practice writing compound sentences with And, But, or So
B. Articles (Ch.11) - Online Quizzes
  1. Choose the correct indefinite article, A or An at http://a4esl.org/q/f/x/xz38mvt.htm
  2. Famous People - Article quiz at http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/fampeople.html

Just for Fun
  • See more pictures from Antarctica at The Commons on Flickr HERE and HERE

This photo, by goneforawander is shared here under a Creative Commons license .